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See also: bord, Bord, borð, bórd, and börd

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Middle Irish bord (edge, side, border, brink; board, table; seat, bench) (compare Irish bord, Manx boayrd), borrowed from Old English bord (plank, table).


  • IPA(key): [b̊ɔːɹʃd̪̊], /pɔːɾʃt̪/


bòrd m (genitive singular bùird, plural bùird)

  1. table (furniture)
  2. plank, board
  3. board (of directors, etc.)
  4. (nautical) deck (of a ship)

Derived terms[edit]


bòrd (past bhòrd, future bòrdaidh, verbal noun bòrdadh, past participle bòrdte)

  1. (nautical) tack
  2. board (a ship, etc.)
    Bhòrd iad an long.They boarded the ship.


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bòrd bhòrd
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “bòrd”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “bord”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language